Tuesday 02 Sep 2014

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Nicole Smith - Go Red

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Building a new life after congestive heart failure

The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work. Doctors found something else: congestive heart failure and an enlarged heart. Her cardiologist also mentioned …

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Bob at 60

Longtime Bugher Foundation trustee dies at 88

During a long, successful tenure overseeing the Episcopal Church’s pension, Robert “Bob” Robinson befriended one of the organization’s board members, an attorney named Nelson Adams. Adams also was

Learning CPR is no laughing matter – well, sometimes it is

Fresh off receiving CPR training, actress-comedian Amy Sedaris recently visited "The Tonight Show" and taught host Jimmy Fallon how to perform the lifesaving technique. Considering the nature of the

Chase Morris

STORIES FROM THE HEART: In Chase’s memory, family teaching others to know risks of sudden cardiac arrest

Around midnight at the end of a busy day, 16-year-old Chase Morris felt a bit dizzy. So even though friends were still hanging out and playing ping pong outside,

Amy hiking

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Strong resolve leads stroke survivor from being immobile to hiking 7 miles

Amy Steinbrech spent the last night of 2012 with family. She enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner, then they all hung out and watched a movie. Early on

Ryan Banks with parents

Teen has gone from a stroke during art class to helping strike out stroke

Ryan Banks was sitting in his high school art class in Trenton, Ohio, when he began feeling funny. He texted his mom, Sherry, that his right arm was

Mhire 2014 Easter

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Husband, wife exemplify the importance of knowing CPR

With a degree from Missouri State in sports medicine, and as the owner of CrossFit Springfield, Jeremy Mhire knew all about performing CPR. He’d never used those skills, though

John Perotti

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heartburn? Hardly. Under an hour later, his life-threatening problem was resolved

John Perotti was mowing the lawn outside his Utah home office when he felt what he thought was “heartburn from hell.” He headed indoors for some homemade chicken

Drew Sperling - Headshot

STORIES FROM THE HEART: 26-year-old rebuilds life, golf game after stroke

The day before Thanksgiving 2009, Drew Sperling woke up looking forward to playing a round of golf with his dad. The words he spoke to a friend that morning

Caden Ayon

STORIES FROM THE HEART: His two open-heart surgeries by 6 prompted family’s support of research

Taking her 9-month-old son Caden for a routine checkup, Xochitl Ayon wondered about the best vaccination schedule and development milestones such as when he should start pulling up. A